Given its international commitments within the framework of global climate negotiations, and in response to local climate challenges, Algeria has set an ambitious program to reduce its CO₂ emissions by about 7 to 20% by 2030. Algerian Municipalities play an important role in the government’s vision to ensure energy transition. They are in need of support in terms of technical expertise, methodical and strategic approaches and organisational instruments, as well as financial support to design, implement and monitor energy action plans to reach the fixed targets and to evaluate the results.
In this context, the project “Green Municipalities”, funded by the German federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports the efforts of the Algerian Ministry of Interior, Local Communities, and Territory Planning (MICLAT) to promote the use of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency in Algerian municipalities. For this purpose, BMZ has commissioned the “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH” with the project’s implementation. GIZ will contribute by sharing German and international technical expertise on both, EE and RE, its Know-how in developing and implementing action plans in chosen pilot municipalities, to improve legal, institutional, and financial conditions to reach sustainable results.